Faculty Member

Katherine Mary Boydell Ph.D.

Email Address(es)
katherine.boydell@sickkids.ca
Office Phone
(416) 813-8469
Office Address
The Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

• Child and Youth Mental Health
• Arts-Based Research
• Youth Experiencing First-Episode Psychosis
• Pediatric Telepsychiatry
• Health Systems Research
• Knowledge Translation and Exchange
• Qualitative Methods
• Transitioning Youth
• Rural and Remote Mental Health

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Guest lecturer

Honours & Awards

2011 SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for SSHRC related research
2010 SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for presentation of arts-based research in United Kingdom
2009 Nominated for the Henry Durost Award for Creative Professional Activity, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
2009 SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for presentation of arts-based research in Northampton, UK
2007 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Senior Researcher Travel Scholarship
2007 SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for focus group research
2006 SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for focus group research
2006 Nominated for the Henry Durost Award for Creative Professional Activity, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
2004 Award for best presentation, “Children and Youth in Rural Communities: Contradictions in Accessing Mental Health Care”, presented at 5th Conference on Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
2004 Nominated for Knowledge Transfer Award, CIHR
2003 Canada Research Chair, Population Health Sciences, University of Ottawa (declined)
2002 Minister’s Award (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) for Knowledge Transfer research
2002 Minister’s Award (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) for research in rural and remote areas
2000 Award of Excellence presented by the Canadian Institute of Child Health. Best health promotion and innovation poster presentation
1999 Paul Steinhauer Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Research on Motivation and Schizophrenia
1998 Paul Steinhauer Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Research on Schizophrenia

Current Research Projects

2010-2011 Ethical Challenges in Arts-Based Health Research
2009-2012 Exploring the arts as knowledge translation in qualitative research with young people in rural communities: The early psychosis mural project, CIHR funded
2008-2011 Communicating Knowledge Differently through Artistic Expression: The Early Psychosis Mural Project, SSHRC funded

Representative Publications

1. Romano, D., McCay, E. and Boydell, K.M. (2011). The use of photographed objects in understanding the process of recovery from a first episode of schizophrenia. Arts and Health. Co-principal author
2. Pignatiello, A., Boydell, K.M., Teshima, J., Volpe, T., Braunberger, P. and Minden, D. (2011). Transforming child and youth mental health via innovative technical solutions. Healthcare Quarterly. 14(2):92-102. Co-principal author
3. Boydell, K.M. (2011). Using performative art to communicate research: Dancing experiences of psychosis. Canadian Theatre Review. 146:12-17. Senior responsible author
4. Boydell, K.M. (2011). Making sense of collective events: the co-creation of a research-based dance. Forum Qualitative Sozialforchung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 12(1), Art. 5, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs110155. Senior responsible author
5. Peirson, L., Boydell, K.M., Ferguson, H.B and Ferris. L. (2011). An ecological process model of systems change. American Journal of Community Psychology. 47(3-4):307-21 Co-principal author
6. Pignatiello, A., Teshima, J., Boydell, K.M., Minden, D., Volpe, T. and Braunberger, P. (2011). Child and Youth Telepsychiatry in Rural and Remote Primary Care. Child Adolesc Psychiatric Clin N Am. 20:13-28. Co-principal author
7. Addington, J., Epstein, I., Liu, L., French, P., Boydell, K.M. and Zipursky, R. (2011). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 125(1):54-61. Collaborating author
8. Caine, V. and Boydell, K.M. (2010). Composing lives: Listening and responding to marginalized youth. Education Canada. 50(5):42-45. Co-principal author
9. Nicholas, D.B., Lach, L., King, G., Scott, M., Boydell, K.M., Sawatsky, B., Reisman, J., Schippel, E., & Young, N.L. (2010). Contrasting Internet and traditional focus groups: Outcomes and participant experiences among children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 9(1):105-121. Co-principal author
10. Romano, D., McCay, E., Goering, P. Boydell, K.M. and Zipursky, R. (2010). Reshaping an enduring sense of self: The process of recovery from a first episode of schizophrenia. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 4(3):243-250. Co-principal autho